Attorney Profile:
Justin R. Payne

Mr. Payne's practice focuses primarily in the areas of real estate, business and commercial litigation, foreclosure, and foreclosure defense for clients in Brevard County, Florida. 

Mr. Payne graduated from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 2003 and immediately began practicing as an associate attorney for a South Florida law firm. Right out of law school, Mr. Payne represented international corporations, publicly-traded companies, individual real estate investors, and local businesses, at both the trial and appellate levels, on numerous matters involving numerous aspects of business litigation, real estate and construction litigation, and mortgage foreclosures. During this time, Mr. Payne's clients included international hotel corporations, national construction companies, local contractors, real estate investors, title insurance companies, private lenders and financial service firms involved in a wide range of of real estate and commercial litigation.

In 2005, Mr. Payne moved to Brevard County and began practicing law at a prominent Brevard County firm, focusing his practice in the areas of business and real estate litigation and foreclosures. Mr. Payne continued his practice there for several years representing large and small businesses, individual real estate investors, condominium and homeowners associations in complex real estate, construction and commercial litigation.

In 2008, Mr. Payne took on a new challenge by acquiring the practice of a prominent, reputable Brevard County attorney retiring after thirty years of practicing law in Brevard County. Mr. Payne took over the responsibilities of an existing practice acquired from a colleague and former court room adversary, as well as Mr. Payne's existing practice, and opened his own law office in Cocoa, Florida. Since opening The Law Offices of Justin R. Payne, P.A., Mr. Payne's practice has included representation of local businesses and residents in real estate, foreclosure, foreclosure defense, and Florida commercial litigation matters. Current clients of The Law Offices of Justin R. Payne, P.A. include private lenders, real estate investors, condominium and homeowners associations, contractors, and individual property owners.

Our clients receive the benefit of years of intensive real estate and commercial litigation experience. The high quality legal representation provided to our clients is the result of a strong academic background and years of litigation experience.

Curriculum Vitae


     Florida Bar       2003

     United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida    2014


     Top Attorneys of North America, Who's Who Directories, 2016                        


  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Trial Lawyers Section, Florida Bar
  • Business Litigation Section, Florida Bar
  • Brevard County Bar Association

Practice Areas: 

  • Business and Commercial Litigation 
  • Foreclosure
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Real Estate 


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, J.D.,   2003
  • Florida State University, B.S. (Biology),  1999


  • The Law Offices of Justin R. Payne, P.A.,  2008 - Present                               Founding Partner
  • Watson, Soileau, Deleo, Burgett & Pickles, P.A.,  2005 - 2008
    Associate Attorney
  • Hatch & Doty, P.A., 2003-2005   
    Associate Attorney
  • Florida Public Interest Research Group, 1999 

Reported Cases:

Jones v. First Union Nat. Bank, 848 So.2d 333 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)

Helmet House Corp. v. Stoddard, 873 So.2d 1223 (Fla. 2004)

Dressel v. State, 910 So.2d 277 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)

Bennett v. Aquazitions, LLC, WL 1154086 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)


Wildfire Mitigation in Florida: Land Use Planning Strategies and Best Development Practices, Florida Department of Community Affairs (2004). 

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96 Willard Street, Suite 204, Cocoa, Florida 32922, Phone: (321)639-1300  Fax: (321)639-1303

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